Switchyard upgrade bidding extended for 130-MW Walter F. George

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the switchyard of the 130-MW Walter F. George project on the Alabama River in Georgia and Alabama. Bids now are due June 15.

The Corps’ Mobile District previously called for bids by June 3. (HydroWorld 5/21/10) The agency took bids in March to supply gas breakers for Walter F. George and the 82-MW Allatoona project on Georgia’s Etowah River, with an option to supply three other projects. (HydroWorld 3/12/10) It also took bids in March for replacement switchgear and transformers at Walter F. George, 75-MW Millers Ferry at Camden, Ala., and 68-MW Jones Bluff at Selma, Ala. (HydroWorld 2/11/10)

The current solicitation calls for planning, supervision, some equipment, and other necessary items to upgrade the Walter F. George switchyard. The procurement is a 100 percent set-aside for small business.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127810R0072 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. Central time, June 15. For information, contact Renee Fitchett, U.S. Army Engineer District, Mobile, P.O. Box 2288, 109 St. Joseph St., Mobile, AL 36628-0001; (1) 251-441-6531; E-mail: renee.fitchett@usace.army.mil.

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